Luther Edwards

3 May 1756–10 May 1834 (Age 78)
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Luther

When Luther Edwards was born on 3 May 1756, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Deacon Samuel Edwards III, was 39 and his mother, Catherine Clark, was 33. He married Sarah Sheldon on 7 November 1778, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 May 1834, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Luther Edwards
Sarah Sheldon
Marriage: 7 November 1778
Luther Edwards
Samuel Edwards
Ralph Edwards
Sarah Edwards
Sarah Edwards Searle
Luther Edwards Jr
Atossa Edwards

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7 November 1778
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 25

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Edwards, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Luther Edwards, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lustin Edwards in entry for Hemuric Searle and Sarah Edwards, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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